More than ever, now is the time for clarity, for truth, for authenticity, and most importantly…this is the time for courage. Standing up to fascists, theocrats and other species of authoritarians, is challenging work – but as Dr. Timothy Snyder offers as the very first lesson in On Tyranny, “Do not obey in advance. Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given…A citizen who adapts in this way is teaching power what it can do.” In other words, now is the time to teach authoritarians that our commitment to social justice is real, is deep, and will not be moved. Black folks have been holding up the banner for American democracy for a very long time, with unwavering commitment. It’s time for others to do their part.
“Congressional Black Caucus members are growing increasingly frustrated with Democratic lawmakers’ presumed passivity and apathy where social injustice, police brutality, and systemic inequality are concerned, according to a new editorial published by The Root…According to The Root, the disheartening findings make one thing very clear. ‘Black people are on their own,’ the publication emphasized. Another point of contention in the editorial highlights the growing frustration with the Democratic Party and its inability to remain proactive in pushing for the passage of legislation that promotes equality.” — Meaghan Ellis